Unveiling Melbourne's newest festival, FUSE, is Darebin’s newest biannual, multi-arts festival. Offering an epic 61 musical acts lined up, this festival is set to transform Darebin into a dynamic hub of creativity, with 150 events taking place from 13 – 29 March.

Bringing artists, communities and audiences together to the streets, parks, venues, theatres, galleries and public spaces of Darebin, this festival promises to immerse the audience in art, culture and creativity of all forms.

Welcoming all ages, genders, ethnicities, sexualities and abilities, FUSE will encompass a huge range of art forms, including fashion, visual arts exhibitions, film, performance, dance, music, craft, public art, literature, food and wine, cultural events, as well as a range of participatory workshops and artist talks.

This new offering, FUSE unites the previous festival offerings of the Darebin Community & Kite Festival, Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival and Darebin Music Feast.

Festival-goers will be able to gather in the heart of Preston for the FUSE Opening Party and launch of major projection project, Tapestry on Friday 13 March from 7pm – 11pm at Preston Library. A Call to Country will kick-off celebrations, and as darkness descends new projection works from local Aboriginal artists will come alive alongside live sound, performance and food trucks.

Children and adults will delight in a day of family fun with art and craft workshops, circus, kite flying, a very strange garden and a field of talking see-saws with Keon Spark on Sunday 22 March at 11am – 4pm taking place at Keon Park Children’s Hub in Reservoir.

Local designers, crafters and art-makers curated by Kelli Vizzari (Make It Collective) will bring unique fashion, jewellery and homewares to Civic Square, Northcote Town Hall with the FUSE Design Market on Saturday 28 March at 12pm – 9pm. Individuals will be inspired to create their own amazing upcycled piece with Fast Fashun, whilst Tenfingerz will convert a tonne of clothing saved from landfill into amazing wearable art. With pop-up runway shows, tunes and food, all ages and skill levels are welcome to drop in.

The FUSE Closing Party will celebrate the culmination of 16 days of creative risk taking and art making on Saturday 28 March from 6pm – 9pm at Civic Square, Northcote Town Hall. An evening of performance, dance, live music and DJs will explore the truth and effect of how diverse people engage with public spaces.

Presenting a wide range of events, activities and performers of offer, be sure to go to FUSE this March!


Dates: 13 – 29 March 2020

Location: Various locations (See website for details)

Times: Various times (See website for details)

Fuse Darebin Website